Joaquim CandelSecretary General, secretarygeneral@seimun.es

It is our immense pleasure to announce Joaquim Candel has been re-elected as Secretary General for the SEIMUN 2017 edition, which will take place from the 4th to the 7th of May 2017. This young leader was born 20 years ago in Barcelona, where he attended the German School and later moved to England to do the International Baccalaureate. Back in his hometown he is doing a double bachelor´s degree in Law and Business Administration at the Pompeu Fabra University. This year he is pursuing his year abroad in the diplomatic city of Geneva, studying the Bilingual Certificat de droit transnational, jointly offered by the Graduate Institute of Geneva and the University of Geneva. Joaquim has been a very awarded delegate, having been chosen Best delegate at EuroMUN and Holyland MUN doing Crisis and has chaired the leading conferences in the Euro-Asian circuit, including, but not limited to Oxford, Maastricht, Hamburg, London, Karachi and Harvard WorldMUN. Last summer. he worked as assistant of the Eurodeputy Ramón Tremosa (ALDE) at the European Parliament of both Strasbourg and Brussels, which has been reflected in our strong push to simulate the european decision-making triangle, one of our innovative new features for this edition. Also, he is a strong advocate for Human Rights and Individual Freedoms, being one of the speakers of the 9th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy at the UN Headquarters.